Ruskin Bond, Vishal Bhardwaj might work on a film soon
New Delhi: Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj had adapted two of Ruskin Bond's stories for his movies – The Blue Umbrella (2005) and 7 Khoon Maaf (2011). The celebrated author says he would love to collaborate with Bhardwaj again and is sure that they will make something soon.It has been a while since Bhardwaj and Bond teamed up for a project.
Asked when he will work with the director again, Bond said: "Vishal Bhardwaj adapted two of my stories for films. One was 7 Khoon Maaf from my short story 'Susanna's Seven Husbands' and The Blue Umbrella from my children's story of the same name. He is my neighbour in Mussoorie and I would love to collaborate with him again." "He was interested to make something on my stories of Mr. Oliver, who is a schoolmaster, from my book called 'Mr. Oliver's Diary'. We have also discussed some other stories, of a very different nature. I am sure we will make something soon enough," he added. As of now, his stories are being enjoyed by fans of the digital platform. He has joined hands with ZEE5 for the web series 'Parchhayee: Ghost Stories by Ruskin Bond'.
"There's a company in Kolkata called Allcap Communications whose members came and met me in Mussoorie and convinced me that my ghosts stories would do well on screen. That's how 'Parchhayee...' happened. The 12-episode series is being produced by Banijay Asia and Opus Communications for ZEE5, which is the OTT platform of Zee Network," he shared.